Overcoming or Redirecting?

Quotes and Notes #161, April 14

“Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future”–Max McKeown—

We must believe that we can make choices that make a difference. One of our choices is the nature of our overall attitude. Another is that of being happy. Attitude, optimism, and happiness are not things that just happen, they are things that we choose to have in our lives.

As for me, I choose to be happy, to maintain a positive attitude, and to laugh as much as possible. I know from experience that practicing these qualities makes them stronger.

Share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

rain coming in....

rain coming in….

A Positive Attitude

Quotes and Notes #144, March 28

“Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.”–Robert A. Cook

I was given a nice compliment the other day, someone said, “John, you never complain about anything and you’ve been through a lot.”

That made me feel good, and then I realized that the only way to sensibly deal with adversity is to either do something about the problem, or if that is not possible, to accept the situation and move on.

The only thing you could possibly gain from complaining is a false sympathy. To quietly accept or change and then forge your way through a trying situation on the other hand will give you a feeling of accomplishment, self-respect, and strength. You may choose your own attitude.

Share a smile with the sun

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

"Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

“Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Bring Your Own

Quotes and Notes #143, March 27

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”–Anthony J. D’Angelo

BYOS—A great idea! When you show up with your own bright attitude it has a tendency to spread and engulf everyone else in the room.

When you show up in the mornings of your own life with a smile and a pleasant thought, it has a tendency to last you throughout the day.

The statement, “Everything is going to be all right” is more of an attitude than a prediction. Use it as a mantra. Don’t wait for someone to say it to you, say it to yourself.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

A Happy Attitude Takes Practice

Quotes and Notes #139, March 22

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” –Hugh Downs

To complain or not to complain is a choice of attitude and the choice makes a tremendous difference in one’s quality of life.

Learn to say to your self, “Whatever is going on in my life that I don’t like may be modified by a change of circumstances or a change in attitude.”

A pleasant, happy demeanor must be practiced and will improve with use.

To test this theory, share a smile with ten people today. Watch their reactions.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

"Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

“Facing Cancer Treatments With Humor and Optimism

Persistence, Attitude, and Frustration

Quotes and Notes #105, February 16

“If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.”–Ralph Marston

We have the power to choose our own attitude and it follows that a good outlook coupled with determination will help us with reaching our goals and solving our problems.

The preface, “If you so choose…” calls for a purposeful action in adopting a method of approach to situations.

Be patient as you choose to be successful in your endeavors. Choose to be happy.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

Pet a cat

Quotes and Notes #84, January 24
”Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”–Winston Churchill

A bright demeanor makes you feel good, but it also rubs off on those around you. Having a good attitude during hard times as well as good times takes a lot of practice. It is easy to be happy and pleasant during the good times. In the bad times it takes a bit more work but the effort is always rewarded. Pet a cat. Share a smile.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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